"Thank you for inviting me to Islam, Osama."
September 16, 2007 4:12 PM   Subscribe

Pat Condell is back. This time with a response to Osama Bin Laden's invitation for all westerners to adopt Islam to end the war in Iraq. He's trying to be teh funny, but makes a couple of good points. See more of his entertaining and sometimes enlightening (kinda) vids here.
posted by snsranch (16 comments total)

 
Warning: Comic Sans.
/irony
posted by hal9k at 4:21 PM on September 16, 2007


I had to turn it off halfway through. Good points in this debate can stand on their own; that's part of what makes them good points. Reason, love, peace, tolerance, and freedom don't need smarmy, smirking condescension to go down better. It just defeats the purpose.
posted by carsonb at 4:28 PM on September 16, 2007


Nothing i didn't already know, but still a quick, fun read. Even atheists need to preach to the choir.
posted by ELF Radio at 4:28 PM on September 16, 2007


Warning: Sans comic.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:30 PM on September 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


...And now I see that humor's the mission of the day, not ideals. Oh well.
posted by carsonb at 4:31 PM on September 16, 2007


Warning: Comic sans comedy.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 4:39 PM on September 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


He's no Chris Crocker, sadly.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:45 PM on September 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese: are you correcting my joke, or improving it?
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:51 PM on September 16, 2007


So, there where jokes in there? They must have been very, very subtle.
posted by oddman at 4:59 PM on September 16, 2007


I had to turn it off halfway through. Good points in this debate can stand on their own; that's part of what makes them good points. Reason, love, peace, tolerance, and freedom don't need smarmy, smirking condescension to go down better. It just defeats the purpose.

Leave Bill Hicks and Jon Stewart out of this.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 5:13 PM on September 16, 2007


Leave Pat Condell alone!
posted by nihlton at 5:56 PM on September 16, 2007


nihlton:

Dunno how long that meme is going to remain funny, but at the moment it's a guaranteed laff from me. How does the longer version go…?

"Pat Condell is not well at the moment. You leave Pat Condell alone."

[can't bring myself to watch that horrible clip to get the exact wording]
posted by uncanny hengeman at 6:29 PM on September 16, 2007


Sure, this is jokey but not funny. However, some of his bits really nail down the core troubles much of the West and Asia are facing with "insurgent" Islam.

He says something like: The west has adopted an attitude that is accepting of all cultures and religions regardless of how strange or different they might seem.

Those "welcomed and accepted" immigrants are the same people who have been exploding things/people in the U.K. and rioting in France. (Of course those "extremists" don't represent all immigrants.) But it is a great example of the paradoxical world we live in.
posted by snsranch at 6:55 PM on September 16, 2007


erm, I didn't think he was trying to be funny. If snsranch hadn't said that he was at the top, this would've been an entirely different discussion.
posted by sineater at 9:38 PM on September 16, 2007


Anyone told him it was a fake?
posted by zouhair at 2:00 AM on September 17, 2007


Thanks; my favorite visit to YouTube in a long while. Was it funny? Dunno, just hope it’s the voice of the future waking up.
posted by dpcoffin at 1:16 PM on September 17, 2007


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